Af­ford­able Hous­ing is on top pri­or­ity in new CM Deven­dra Fad­navis’ agenda

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Bhar­tiya Janta Party is all set to led its gov­ern­ment in Ma­ha­rash­tra after gain­ing a huge vic­tory in State Assem­bly elec­tions, BJP has now of­fi­cially an­nounced the new Chief Min­is­ter for Ma­ha­rash­tra, Deven­dra Fad­navis Ma­ha­rash­tra BJP Pres­i­dent was the most el­i­gi­ble aspi­rant to be the new Chief Min­is­ter for the state and now the 44 year old leader is go­ing to lead Ma­ha­rash­tra to the de­vel­op­ment mode. Fad­navis is likely to follow Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s agenda of ‘Af­ford­able Hous­ing’. In Deven­dra Fad­navis’ agenda ‘Af­ford­able Pub­lic Hous­ing’ is on pri­or­ity list. The agenda high­lights that Ma­ha­rash­tra with the high­est 46 per cent ur­ban­i­sa­tion poses the big­gest chal­lenges of af­ford­able hous­ing and needs to de­velop smart towns com­plete with in­fra­struc­ture to ac­commo-

date the ris­ing as­pi­ra­tions of the youth, who con­sti­tute 65 per cent of the state’s pop­u­la­tion. Fad­navis said, “We need rapid and ef­fi­cient pro­ce­dures and ef­fec­tual of­fices for clear­ance

The agenda high­lights that Ma­ha­rash­tra with the high­est

46 per cent ur­ban­i­sa­tion poses the big­gest chal­lenges of af­ford­able hous­ing and needs to de­velop smart towns com­plete with in­fra­struc­ture to ac­com­mo­date the ris­ing as­pi­ra­tions of the youth.

of files after study­ing them in de­tail, I will pri­ori­tise af­ford­able pub­lic hous­ing in the state with­out com­pro­mis­ing on en­vi­ron­men­tal clear­ances. Our aim is to make Mumbai a world-class city and we would look at im­prov­ing in­fra­struc­ture.” The agenda also em­phases on In­fra­struc­ture fa­cil­i­ties like power, roads and wa­ter, Fad­navis men­tioned, “It is un­for­tu­nate that even after 54 years the state is not load-shed­ding free due to short­age of power. The fre­quent clo­sure of power plants lead to higher cost man­age­ment. If we stream­line and up­grade power plants to en­sure higher gen­er­a­tion, the elec­tric­ity cost in Ma­ha­rash­tra would be re­duced by almost 50 per cent from Rs 9 to Rs 4.50, mak­ing it with­stand the in­dus­trial com­pe­ti­tion from neigh­bour­ing states, which sell power at cheaper rates.”

Mr. Deven­dra Fad­navis, Chief Min­is­ter, Ma­ha­rash­tra

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